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Jul 14, 2010

Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Reviewed

Designed to be computer speakers for people who care about computer sound, Andrew Robinson found the diminutive B&W MM-1 powered nearfield monitors delivered a great sound not only on his desktop, but also in his guest bedroom, office, and kitchen. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Computer Speakers Reviewed

Jul 14, 2010

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Reviewed

In his review, Andrew Robinson called these headphones "arguably the best looking of the bunch" and "a wholly stylish combination" and that's just their appearance. When it came to sound, they were simply described as "brilliant." They can also be worn for a longer period of time than most of the competitions products... Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Mobile Hi-Fi Headphones Reviewed

Jun 28, 2010

Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

There are stereo preamplifiers and then there is the Ref 5 from Audio Research, a US based company, who knows a thing or two about making two-channel gear audiophile's crave for they've been at it since the beginning and their latest creation, the Ref 5, is their best yet. Continue Reading
Audio Research Corporation Ref 5 Preamp Reviewed

Jun 22, 2010

Aperion's SLIMstage30 by Soundmatters Soundbar System Reviewed

Aperion's soundbar (made by Soundmatters) is one of our go-to soundbar options when readers email us for advice. Value is Aperion's specialty. So is over-delivering on sonic performance. The SLIMStage30 is one fantastic soundbar. Continue Reading
Aperion's SLIMstage30 by Soundmatters Soundbar System Reviewed

Jun 01, 2010

Wisdom Audio Sage Series Speakers Reviewed

Without question the most popular brand of high end in-wall speakers today is Wisdom Audio. Dealers around the world are dropping the top audiophile floorstanding brands to add Wisdom Audio to their line up. Read Dr. Taraszka's Sage review to find out why. Continue Reading
Wisdom Audio Sage Series Speakers Reviewed

May 31, 2010

unveils all new mac mini

While Microsoft spent 10 years working on its Tablet PC format, Apple's first foray into the world of a touch-screen device was a grand slam home run with over 15,000,000 units sold in its first year. Read about the first gen iPad. Continue Reading
unveils all new mac mini

May 20, 2010

Energy ESW-M6 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Tracy Rainwater came away impressed by the ESW-M6, stating it "provides quite a bit of value for its relatively affordable price...It not only delivers a surprising punch and weight, but also a level of refinement and versatility." Because of its small size and attractive appearance, it blends in well Continue Reading
Energy ESW-M6 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Mirage Omni S8 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The Omni S8 "provides a superb level of performance over all types of material, offering speed, detail and impact with movies, games and music and overall sounding much bigger than its size would indicate." It also "looks fantastic, offering a clean, tight look and an overall excellent build quality" Continue Reading
Mirage Omni S8 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Polk PSW125 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall, the PSW125 "offers a very good combination of speed, detail and impact across both movies and music." It comes at an affordable price and when combined with the features it offers, becomes "an excellent overall value proposition when factoring in connectivity, finish options and build quality." Continue Reading
Polk PSW125 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch Synergy F-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Klipsch is one of the US's most storied and reputable loudspeaker brands and throughout the ages they've been responsible for some of the most iconic and long lasting designs the world over. While not every speaker can be the famous Klipschorn the Synergy F-1 still packs the lineage into a much more affordable package. Continue Reading
Klipsch Synergy F-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch RW-10d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The RW-10d provided a "very big, boomy sound with movies and games." On music, it "exhibited good speed, particularly on rock and electronic music." Overall, it featured "an overall presence that belied its small size," and offers "a great down-the-middle solution from a lot of important perspectives-thump, punch, musicality and price." Continue Reading
Klipsch RW-10d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch SW-350 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The sound on the SW350 was "tight, relatively deep, and full of power...It sounded bigger than its size." It also "provides a helpful array of features and controls with convenient touches like phase and low-pass bypass controls." Overall, this model "will give you more than enough to perform well in most any situation you put in it." Continue Reading
Klipsch SW-350 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch RW-12d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The RW-12d is one of Klipsch's larger models and our reviewer remarked how this model "rocked the listening area and never stopped." It added "a tremendous amount of weight and kick...[but] also seemed in control...It provides a "superb digitally controlled top panel use interface which adds flexibility and ease of use and convenience." Continue Reading
Klipsch RW-12d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch RF-63 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Second from the top in Klipsch's reference series of loudspeaker the RF-63 packs a lot of the same performance of the larger RF-83 into a slightly more compact and affordable design. The RF-63 is capable of theater like sound levels and possesses Klipsch's signature dynamic capabilities and iconic sound. Continue Reading
Klipsch RF-63 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 17, 2010

Polk PSW111 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Although Polk is known for high performance but affordably priced loudspeakers, this is one of its lower priced models. Our reviewer recommends it for its blend of "performance, size and features," and that it brings "good performance as well as excellent versatility and connectivity." Overall, it "doesn't suffer with movies...and music sounds really good." Continue Reading
Polk PSW111 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 17, 2010

Polk PSW110 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The PSW110 "offered a conservative overall sound that performed relatively well with both movies and games and excelled with musical material...It kept up with hard rock and metal and added some good bloom and warmth to large scale classical tracks and acoustic material...Rarely at this price point do you find a design that excels with music" Continue Reading
Polk PSW110 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 17, 2010

PSB CW800E In-wall Speakers & CWS10 In-wall Subwoofer Reviewed

For decades the idea of getting a true high end loudspeaker from an in-wall configuration was simply not possible. Today it is. PSB's flagship in-wall speakers and subwoofer are as close to their flagship floorstanding speakers as possible. Jerry Del Colliano reviews the full system here. Continue Reading
PSB CW800E In-wall Speakers & CWS10 In-wall Subwoofer Reviewed

May 03, 2010

NuForce Reference 9 V3 Special Edition

The new Reference 9 V3 SE from NuForce is a Class D amp with 175 watts for each of its two channels into 8 ohms. Into 4 it's got 335. What's interesting is its compact cabinet and cool operation. Continue Reading
NuForce Reference 9 V3 Special Edition

Apr 21, 2010

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

When playing movies, our reviewer was pleased with the ProSub 1000's performance. The sound delivered quite a bit of impact and "for its relatively small size, it really thumped and added terrific substance to most material." It also offered a "refined" performance on music and "offers some very nice overall performance for its affordable price" Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 21, 2010

Definitive Technology ProSub 800 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The ProSub 800 "takes up very little space and feels like it costs much more." On movies and games, this model "added a lot of punch and thump to smaller speaker setups." It features an "impressive package of features and performance for its very low price...and still adds substance and impact to lots of material" Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProSub 800 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

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